Arlington Water Utilities 2022 Report Provides Update on $112.5 Million Treatment Plant Refurbishment
The Arlington Water Utilities 2022 Year-End Report is now online on the division’s website. The report to residents includes an update on his year-long progress in strengthening Arlington’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Arlington Water Utilities has spent just over a year on his $112.5 million renovation of the Pierce Burch water treatment plant at 1901 Lakewood Drive. The new report includes monthly progress photos taken by drone. These photos show the huge new tanks that hold 8 million gallons of finished water at the plant. In the fall of 2022, project contractor Archer Western, LLC poured more than 5,000 cubic yards of concrete to build the foundations for his two underground clearwells in the southeast corner of the site. That’s about 10 million pounds of concrete per base.
Additionally, the City of Arlington celebrated two major milestones in May 2022. It marks the completion of the renovation of the Lake Arlington raw water pumping station and the beginning of construction of a new laboratory and maintenance building. His two water plants in the city will produce more than 21 billion gallons of water in 2022. Meanwhile, an Arlington Water Authority laboratory employee collected and tested his 6,131 samples from treatment plants and throughout the city’s water distribution system.
The year-end report also includes updates on the division’s key performance indicators:
- As of January 2023, a total of 89,362 water company customers read their water meters remotely. More new meters are installed every month. Customers with remote reading meters can visit ArlingtonTX.gov/KnowYourH2O to see their daily and his hourly water usage and past bills and payments.
- The crew cleaned 41.75% of the city’s public sewer mains (6 to 15 inches in size), removing roots, oil buildup, and other debris from the city’s sewer pipes. This equates to approximately 420 miles. Regular maintenance of sanitary sewers can prevent sewer backups in neighborhoods and homes. The goal is 2%.
- City of Arlington civil engineers designed 32,020 feet of water and sewage mains in 2022, saving the city $544,340 in design consultancy costs. The goal is him 30,000 feet.
- The Arlington City Council has authorized the use of $3,839,559 from the FY23 Water and Wastewater Rate Stabilization Fund to cover the increased cost of chemicals used to treat raw water. This action means those costs are no longer included in the customer’s 2023 price increase.
To view your year-end report online, visit ArlingtonTX.gov/water.
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